This publication brings together the source material that has informed Marclay’s visual practice over the past few years. It gathers nearly 600 black & white Xeroxes of found image collages compiled with the help of graphic designer Laurent Benner.
Marclay’s compilation of hundreds of high-contrast black-and-white Xeroxes are like scribblings in a notebook, the first stages of experimentation towards more finished works, a glimpse into the artist’s creative process. This book brings together the source material that has informed Marclay’s practice over the past few years. It was designed in collaboration with Laurent Benner, a graphic designer who has worked with Marclay on various other books and record covers. Their shared sensibility informs this beautiful new book.
Known as the inventor of “turntablism,” visual artist, performer and composer Christian Marclay (born 1955 in San Rafael, California, lives and works in New York) explores the relationship between visual and sonic phenomena through an innovative work in collage, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance.